Portugal - Lithuania 46-44 Portugal secured a ticket for the Quarterfinals of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. They grabbed 46-44 thriller win against Lithuania for 3-1 record in Group E. It will most likely be enough for the second place in this pool. At the other side, Lithuania dropped to 2-2 and they have good chance to reach the next stage. Everything will be clear today. Simone Costa (176-G-96) paced Portugal to victory with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Maria Kostourkova (188-C-97) had 10 points and 13 rebs, while Ana Moniz (170-SG-96) added 6 pts and 6 boards. In Lithuania, Laura Juskaite (187-PF-97) collected 22 pts and 10 boards, while Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) netted 9 pts. It was 45-44 for Portugal with 10 seconds to go, when Juskaite missed a jump shot for Lithuania. Bernardeco made one free throw at the other side to seal the victory for Portugal. In the last day of the Qualifying Round, Portugal will play against Denmark. Lithuania will meet top ranked Finland.
Denmark - Ukraine 53-70 Ukraine celebrated 70-53 win against Denmark for 2-2 record in Qualifying Group E of U16 EuroBasket Division B. Ukraine now has a nice chance to reach the Quarterfinals. They will need to beat Israel today. At the other side, Denmark dropped to 0-4 in this pool with no chance to advance. Vita Gorobets (180-SG-96) led the winners with 25 points. Olga Yatskovets (181-C-97) had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Alina Batkovska (171-PG-96) helped with 14 pts. In defeat, Sarah Mortensen (182-F-97) shined with double-double of 22 points and 17 rebs. Enna Pehadzic (176-G/F-97) followed her with 21 pts and 13 rebs. Ukraine was 9 points up at the halftime and extended its lead even more during the last ten minutes of the game. Quarters: 16-19, 14-20, 10-10, 13-21. Wednesday is the last day of the Qualifying Round in Tallinn.
Finland - Israel 85-39 Finland jumped to 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. Finland already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals and they will also be the winners of this group. Israel dropped to 1-3, but they still hope to reach the next stage. Israel will have to beat Ukraine today. Finland took control on its rival from the very beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 23-4, 24-10, 16-14, 22-11. Tuuli Menna (183-F-96) shined for Finland with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Emilia Helle (169-PG-96) and Lotta Erakangas (183-F-97) netted 12 points each. In defeat, Noa Zelivanski (171-PG-96) was better than the others with 15 points. Their second scorer was Eden Porat (176-F-96) with 10. Wednesday is the last day of the Qualifying Round in Tallinn. Teams will take a rest on Thursday before the Quarterfinals/Classification Round.
Bulgaria - Slovenia 56-52 Bulgaria did a great job against Slovenia on Tuesday celebrating 56-52 victory. Now Bulgarians have 2-2 record in Qualifying Group F in Tallinn and have a nice chance to reach the Quarterfinals. They will have to beat last ranked Belarus today. Slovenia already advanced to the next stage, despite this loss. They have 3-1 record now and will meet Poland today in the battle for the first place in this pool. Bulgaria was up 50-35 after 30 minutes of play and Slovenia shined in the finish coming to minus 3, but it was all from them in this meeting. Quarters: 14-17, 15-8, 21-10, 6-17. Borislava Hristova (180-F-96) paced the winning squad with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Teodora Dineva (175-G-96) scored 14 points and Maria Kamburova (182-F-96) added 8 points, plus 13 rebs. Slovenia got 13 pts and 9 rebs from Manca Jelenc (172-PG-96). Zala Lesek (187-F-97) (10 rebs) and Marusa Senicar (181-SF-97) (8 rebs) netted 7 points each.
Poland - Latvia 64-60 Poland celebrated 64-60 win against Latvia in the second game of the Qualifying Round in Tallinn. Thanks to this win Poland jumped to 4-0 record in Group F and already secured a spot for the Quarterfinals. Today, Poland will meet Slovenia in a game for first place in this pool. Latvia slipped to 2-2 after this loss, but still has a good chance to reach the next stage. They will have to beat Luxembourg today. Karolina Pobozy (188-F-96) was a key player in Poland with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Patrycja Klatt (171-G-96) scored 11 points and Jowita Ossowska (180-F/C-96) added 8. Kitija Laksa (180-G-96) answered with 22 points and 8 boards in defeat. Marta Bergmane (178-PG-96) scored 13 and Paula Luke (185-C-96) had 8 pts, plus 5 rebs. Poland was up by 12 during the last period, but Latvia came to minus 3 in the finish and missed twice from behind the arc after that. Klatt was sent to the line with 3 seconds remaining and he made the second attempt for the final score 64-60. Quarters: 18-21, 16-9, 18-9, 12-21. Today is the last day of the Qualifying Round in Tallinn.
Belarus - Luxembourg 69-85 Luxembourg celebrated first win in the Qualifying Group F of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. Luxembourg improved to 1-3 in this pool and now has a chance to reach the Quarterfinals. In order to do it, they will have to beat Latvia. Belarus dropped to 0-4 in this pool with no chance to advance. Luxembourg won every single quarter of this game and was constantly in charge (18-22, 15-18, 11-19, 25-26). Lisa Jablonowski (186-C-97) stepped up for the winners with 26 points and 10 rebounds. She reached valuation 29 and was the MVP of this meeting. Mia Pauly (176-F-96) had 12 points and 7 rebs, while Anouk Frieden (165-PG-96) netted 9 pts. In Belarus, Dziyana Sizonava (175-SF-96) scored 18 points and Hanna Brych (183-C-97) had 14 pts, plus 7 rebs. Anastasiya Sushchyk (160-PG-97) delivered 12 points in this loss. Qualifying Round will end today.
Romania - Norway 85-33 Romania celebrated its first win in Group G of U16 EuroBasket Division B. Teams in this group fight for 13th place in Tallinn. Romania has 1-1 record now, while Norway failed in its first appearance and has 0-1. Romania stopped its rival to just 5 points for the entire first quarter, while they drained 30 at the other side. At the halftime Romania was already 37 points up. All after that was just the formality. Quarters: 30-5, 19-7, 16-13, 20-8. Birgitte Steiner (177-SF-96) came up with 22 points for the winners and Kincso Kelemen (166-PG-96) had 14 points, plus 7 rebounds. Paula Lenart (178-F/G-96) collected 10 points and 12 boards. In Norway, Kristin Hannestad (176-SF-97) was the only one with double-digits in scoring - 10 pts. Rosanna Elahi (172-G-95) stopped to 5 points and 6 rebs. Norway will meet Estonia today. Romania will have a day off.
Best Player: Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-0) of Georgia Best Guard: Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-0) of Georgia Best Forward: Kristy Galea (158-SF-0) of Malta Best Center: Gvantsa Bochorishvili (185-C-0) of Georgia 1st Team G/F: Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-0) of Georgia PG: Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-0) of Kosovo SF: Kristy Galea (158-SF-0) of Malta G: Julia Marquez (170-G-0) of Andorra C: Gvantsa Bochorishvili (185-C-0) of Georgia Honorable Mention Florentina Karavidaj (167-PG-0) of K... [read more]
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Division C. Georgia celebrate title in Andorra - 3 days ago
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FINAL Andorra - Georgia 35-54 Georgia celebrated the title in Andorra. They upset the hosts in the Final tonight. Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) stepped up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the champions. Georgia accumulated a 29:10 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and marched to the trophy. Mariam Garishvili (182-F/C-00) tallied 8 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. Julia Marquez (170-G-00) responded with 12 points and 13 rebounds for... [read more]
Andorra - Georgia 35-54 Georgia celebrated the title in Andorra. They upset the hosts in the Final tonight. Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) stepped up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the champions. Georgia accumulated a 29:10 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and marched to the trophy. Mariam Garishvili (182-F/C-00) tallied 8 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. Julia Marquez (170-G-00) responded with 12 points and 13 rebounds for Andorra as they settled for the Silver medals.
Malta - Kosovo 61-28 Malta clinched the Bronze medals in Andorra. They thumped Kosovo in the consolation final tonight. Kaya Calleja (160-PG-00) and Michela Zammit (155-PG-1) scored 14 points each to lead the winners. Malta recorded a 24:15 halftime lead. They followed with a 25:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Kristy Galea (158-SF-00) delivered 10 points for the winners. Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) replied with 10 points for Kosovo.
Gibraltar - Wales 41-24 Gibraltar finished fifth in Andorra. They overcame Wales in the final game at the championship. Arianne Garro (166-F-00) posted 21 points, 8 steals and 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Gibraltar secured a 22:9 halftime lead. They outscored Wales in the second half and cruised to the win. Julianne Coleing (162-PG-1) accounted for 7 points for Gibraltar. Shona Williams (184-F/C-1) responded with 8 points and 10 caroms for Wales.
Division C. Andorra and Georgia to clash for title - 4 days ago
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Kosovo - Andorra 32-59 Andorra fired past Kosovo to enter the Final. The hosts dominated from start to finish. Julia Marquez (170-G-00) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds for Andorra. The hosts used a 21:8 run in the second term to take a 33:19 halftime lead. Andorra limited Kosovo to just 13 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Silvia Badaji (164-G-00) delivered 10 points for the winners. Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) replied with 16 points for Kosovo. Georgia - Malta 67-47... [read more]
Kosovo - Andorra 32-59 Andorra fired past Kosovo to enter the Final. The hosts dominated from start to finish. Julia Marquez (170-G-00) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds for Andorra. The hosts used a 21:8 run in the second term to take a 33:19 halftime lead. Andorra limited Kosovo to just 13 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Silvia Badaji (164-G-00) delivered 10 points for the winners. Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) replied with 16 points for Kosovo.
Georgia - Malta 67-47 Georgia cruised past Malta to reach the championship game in Andorra. Gvantsa Bochorishvili (185-C-00) and Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) posted 14 points each to lead the winners. Georgia built a 12:4 lead after the first period. They boosted the margin at 13-point mark at the final intermission. Georgia went on a 21:14 run in the fourth stanza and sealed a comfortable win. Viktoria Gegeshidze (175-G/F-00) posted 13 points and 9 rebounds for Georgia. Kristy Galea (158-SF-00) responded with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Malta.
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